New concrete footings formed beneath the existing ones made it possible to drop the basement floor 15 inches. A dimpled waterproofing membrane fastened to the interior face of the foundation wall and lapped over the new perforated drain tile provides an escape route for trapped moisture.

New concrete footings formed beneath the existing ones made it possible to drop the basement floor 15 inches. A dimpled waterproofing membrane fastened to the interior face of the foundation wall and lapped over the new perforated drain tile provides an escape route for trapped moisture.

Start by digging a deep trench for the drain tile.

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French Drains are often refered to as... blind drain, rubble drain, rock drain, drain tile, perimeter drain or land drain.When installed correctly and ...

French Drains are often refered to as... blind drain, rubble drain, rock drain, drain tile, perimeter drain or land drain.When installed correctly and ...

An exterior foundation drain and waterproof membrane is the best solution to your wet basement for the long term.

An exterior foundation drain and waterproof membrane is the best solution to your wet basement for the long term.

Install a drain tile behind your segmental retaining wall to properly drain water away from the base.

Install a drain tile behind your segmental retaining wall to properly drain water away from the base.

14 Basement Finishing Tips: Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting space. Use these tips to finally turn your basement into an oasis this year -  http://www.familyhandyman.com/basement/basement-finishing-tips

Basement Finishing Tips

14 Basement Finishing Tips: Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting space. Use these tips to finally turn your basement into an oasis this year - http://www.familyhandyman.com/basement/basement-finishing-tips

Schluter's KERDI-LINE low-profile floor drain can be specified with two metal grate designs or your choice of flooring material (like tile) as shown.

Schluter's KERDI-LINE low-profile floor drain can be specified with two metal grate designs or your choice of flooring material (like tile) as shown.

Curbless shower with trench drain (linear drain); alternative to pan which slopes towards the back wall

Curbless shower with trench drain (linear drain); alternative to pan which slopes towards the back wall

DIY Simple Trench Drain.  Remember, the holes in the perforated pipe point down. If they point up, they get clogged by pieces of gravel.

DIY Simple Trench Drain. Remember, the holes in the perforated pipe point down. If they point up, they get clogged by pieces of gravel.

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